Buhari sacks Boroh, appoints Dokubo new Coordinator Amnesty Programme

By Olayinka Ajayi

Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Brigadier General Paul Boroh (rtd) as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the former Niger Delta militants. Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh: removed as Amnesty boss President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina also approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.

Meanwhile, the President directed the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Dokubo who hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State, is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.

It will be recall that Boroh who doubled as a Senior Adviser to the President on Niger Delta had last week while fielding questions from newsmen said, “What is happening in the Amnesty Programme is no more business as usual that is the bottom line of all that is happening. The programme actually is a security programme that has to do with critical stakeholders who drive the process in the programme. I am only there to supervise what they are doing so that we can achieve the aim for which the programme was established, to ensure youth restiveness is not allowed and ensure peace and stability of the Niger Delta region.”

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